Mathias Rogness

Pekin, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Vats, Skjold Parish district, Ryfylke on February 11, 1859 and emigrated to America in 1886 to Halstad, Minnesota. He moved in 1887 to Nelson County North Dakota. He took a homestead near Pekin, North Dakota and has lived there since as a farmer.

His wife, Gina Lomsdalen, was born in Ottertail County Minnesota. They have eight children, six sons and two daughters. All are at home on the farm.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 105

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